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noun.
Used by Iggy Pop in an old CBC interview with Peter Gzowski to mean "a stiff" or "one who is uptight." Used in the below quoted lyrics to mean nothing in particular.
"can you remember a time when this city was
a great place for architects and dilatants"
-Death From above 1979's "Black History Month"

Why do you have to be such a dilatant? Studying is for twats.
by Max(well) January 17, 2006

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An otherwise boring word used artistically by Iggy Pop to reference people who make a bigger deal out of something than it really is, in order to demonize it.

"Punk rock is a word used by dilatants and heartless manipulators..."
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